Tuesday, November 29, 2005

From Think Progress

19 Days and Counting: Where’s Scotty?

Where did White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan go? The last time McClellan gave an on-the-record press briefing from the White House press podium was 19 days ago.

On November 14, PR Week reported that McClellan was on his way out:

A White House correspondent, who asked not to be identified, predicts McClellan, who replaced Ari Fleischer as press secretary in summer 2003, will soon be leaving his post. “I’m expecting very big changes,” the correspondent says.

On November 18, McClellan issued a written statement attacking Rep. John Murtha’s call for a drawdown in Iraq. McClellan said Murtha was “surrender[ing] to the terrorists.” Both Bush and Cheney had to later publicly step back from McClellan’s attacks.

We called the White House to ask whether there would be a press briefing today, and the press assistant checked the schedule and informed us there was not one scheduled. When asked whether there would be a press briefing any time this week, the press office informed us that there was nothing scheduled because the President would be traveling.

Given his long absence, we’re left wondering if Scotty is still on the job.

8 comments:

Karen Zipdrive said...

In my opinion, pudgy gay Scottie lost his taste for the job once his boyfriend, gay escort and rightwing media darling Jeff Gannon got caught and had to leave the WH press corp in shame.

Mileah said...

perhaps the rats are fleeing the sinking ship. Plus you gotta think a federal conviction wouldn't look good on his resume.

in.dog.neato said...

i'd be surprised if he ever shows his face in a press conference that didn't involve his own resignation.

he's been AWOL for what...10-11 days? maybe he needed a little 'me' time...

BigSis said...

He's either sick and tired of riding with fools, or he screwed up and blurted out what they're probably really saying in the inner circle about Murtha.

Maybe he'll use the excuse that he needs to come back to Texas and help his Mama, Carol Keeton Rylander Strayhorn, run for Governor against the current gay Texas Governor.

Either way, things in the Bush camp are getting worse each and every day.

Karen Zipdrive said...

I hope that pudgy fudge packer does come back to Texas and try to help his seven-times-married whoredog of a mama run for Governor.
That's all she needs is for a disgraced White House closet fag to come down here and help her blow her chances.
Pun intended.

The Educated Eclectic said...

How come Carole Keeton Strayhorn's four sons have the last name McClellan? Was there *gasp* divorce in the family - or did this god-fearin' republican woman decide *gasp* to keep her own name?

Lulu Maude said...

Nah... he was busted on the wrong side of a glory hole...

Karen Zipdrive said...

Julien-
Seriously, the woman has been married seven times or so. Apparently she's not one to have sex without marriage- but she's obviously into fucking a lot of guys.